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The Weekender: Lighted Boat Parade Expected to be Largest Ever

Check out what's happening in San Rafael this weekend.

Lighted Boat Parade

When: Saturday, Dec. 22

Where: San Rafael Canal

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Marin County maritime community and residents throughout the county celebrate the unofficial beginning of the holiday season with the annual "Lighted Boat Parade" in the San Rafael Canal.  An estimated 80 to 100 beautifully lit boats will participate in this year's parade, expected to be one of the largest ever.

TV and radio personality Celeste Perry will emcee this year's parade.  Community Action Marin is proud to bring this annual holiday event to Marin County in appreciation for 46 years of support from its residents and local businesses.

For more information, visit www.lightedboatparade.org

Marin On Ice Holiday Skating Rink

When: Every day

Where: The Mall at Northgate, 5800 Northgate Mall

Time: All day

Cost: $15

Located at the Northgate Mall in San Rafael, the outdoor ice rink features real ice and hosts daily ice skating, birthday parties, private ice time and special events. Skaters will be able to skate in the sunshine during the day, and under the stars at night. The rink will be open daily from Nov. 10 to Jan. 13.

Art on the Farm Exhibit and Fundraiser

When: Through Jan. 11

Where: Art Works Downtown, 1337 4th St.

Time: 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Stop by Art Works Downtown and see the holiday fundraising exhibit for Marin Organic's Farm Field Studies Program. The exhibit is a collaboration between Art Works Downtown, Marin Organic, Marin History Museum and Art on the Farm.  Celebrate art and local farms in a fun and educational manner. There are over 65 artists that will be displayed through out the entire 40,000-square-foot art center.

Looking for more to do this weekend? Check out all the events listed for the weekend on our calendar.

Do you have an event going that is not in our calendar? Well, our calendar is open for everyone to post your own events and have them go live on the site right away.

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